PROGRAM OVERVIEW
Program Name: Spanish Language & Culture
School: University of Alacala
City: Alcalá de Henares, Spain
Term: Winter (9 Jan. – 17 March)
Duration: Semester
Cost: € 1,685 / $ 1,983.08 *
Housing € 300 – € 400  / $ 353.07 * to $ 470.76 * per mo. univ. residence
Language of Instruction: Spanish
Eligibility: Open Enrollment: No min GPA req’d.; essays not required

Program Description

Semester Spanish Language & Culture for students whose goal is to learn to communicate effectively in real life communicative situations, but who also have a deep interest in Spanish and Latin American civilisation, history, art, film and literature.

Four to five hours of class a day from Monday to Friday will certainly help you learn and improve your Spanish.

In addition, as the University of Alcala’s Spanish language teaching centre, all courses at Alcalingua are adapted to the EHEA, so that where necessary, you can have your ECTS credits validated at your university.

Program Cost

Tution – € 1,685 / $ 1,983.08 * per year.

The fee covers tution for the entire academic year.

Housing – Cost Varies.

€ 300 to € 450 / $ 353.07 * to $ 529.61 *  per mo., university residence

Shared student apartments generallly cost from $250 – $300 per mo.

Homestays cost approximately € 700 / $ 823.83 * per mo.

Program Structure

The Spanish Language and Culture Courses at Alcalingua offer you the opportunity to enjoy three months of total immersion in Spanish. Students will complete 200 class hours of Spanish for a total of 20 ECTS credits.

After you have taken the level test on the first day of the course, the Centre will assign you to the appropriate group for your level so that your learning will be effective.

Whether you elect for morning or afternoon classes, you will have two one and a half hour long language classes every day and another class on civilisation or culture, with a short break in between.

The first session, Language and communication focuses on learning and practicing Spanish within a cooperative and contextualised framework.

The second session, Oral and written skills, concentrates on extending the use of Spanish through enjoyable activities that effectively practice the four skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing.

The third session will vary according to your level:

  • A1 level students: since students at this level do not have a sufficient command of the language to attend classes in Spanish on civilisation or culture, this session will be used to improve those aspects of language and culture they need most.
  • A2 level students: these students will attend classes on civilisation.
  • B1-C2 level students: these students will have four modules addressing specific aspects of Spanish and Latin American art, history, film and literature.

Morning Course

The first session of Spanish classes takes place from 9am to 11am. The second session of Spanish classes takes place from 11:30am to 1:30pm.

Afternoon Course

The first session of Spanish classes takes place from 2:15pm to 7:45pm. The second session of Spanish classes takes place from 11:30am to 1:30pm.

Housing / Accommodation

Housing options include homestays, university residences, and shared student apartments..

Eligibility / How to Enroll

Open Enrollment.

There is no minimum required GPA. Recommendation letters are not required.

Print out the application form and accommodation forms, fill them out and send them by mail, fax or email:

  • By mail:  C/ Escritorios, nº 4, 28801, Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, ESPAÑA
  • By fax [00 34 91 827 16 16]
  • By e-mail a  info@alcalingua.com

You must also include a copy of proof of payment for your course.